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Descent of Man

by Charles Darwin

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  • Hardcover
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About This Item

Aldine Publishing Company Book. Very Good. Cloth. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Blue cloth with gilt lettering/ design to the spine. From the Aldine Illustrated Library of One Hundred Best Books. This copy is VG. Exterior has moderate wear to top of spine, modestly rubbed covers, but only minimal wear to edges/ tips. Gilt is clear though a bit faded. Inside is unmarked, crisp, and tight with moderate toning. Top edges gilt.No date, no copyright page. Preface is to the Second edition, 1874.Illustrated. SCARCE as this is the only such "Aldine" found on Abe as of December 2021..

Synopsis

The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex is a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On The Origin of Species. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection.

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book dealer
Bailey Bonzo Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
002248
Title
Descent of Man
Author
Charles Darwin
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
2nd Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Aldine Publishing Company
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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About Bailey Bonzo Books

Bailey Bonzo Books....Specializing in collectble First Editions, SIGNED copies, Science Fiction/Fantasy, and RARE copies of all kinds.

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
crisp
A term often used to indicate a book's new-like condition. Indicates that the hinges are not loosened. A book described as crisp... [more]
Copyright page
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VG
Very Good condition can describe a used book that does show some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or... [more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
gilt
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